My Texel

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

The bold red lighthouse on the northern tip of the island is for many people the symbol of Texel. The lighthouse is almost year-round daily open  to visitors.

Magnificent views

After taking the staircase of 153 steps  a magnificent view awaits you ; over the North Sea, Wadden Sea  and  the nearby island of Vlieland.

Turbulent history

In 1864 Texel got a lighthouse, after years of campaigning  conducted by the Texel solicitor Kikkert. Before the establishment of the lighthouse every year many ships  perished, because the surrounding waters were so dangerous for shipping.

Georgian Rebellion

An important part of the Georgian rebellion has taken part  round the lighthouse

 

Opening hours and entrance

The lighthouse is opened year round, but the opening days and hours vary per season.
Entry is € 4.00 per person ( children up to three years are for free )

For more information: www.vuurtorentexel.nl.

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